The Americano newspaper covered this year’s annual event held at the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University. LAN President Javier Robles credited Rutgers CLAC for sponsoring this year event and Peggy Anastos of the Puerto Rican Commission for the breakfast and lunch served during the Assembly. Latino Leaders panelists were Eddie Gonzalez of the Paterson Board of Education; Nicole Rodriguez of the New Jersey Policy Perspective and Rebecca Escobar, Councilwoman of the City of New Brunswick, NJ.
This year’s keynote speaker was Dr. Tanya Pagan Raggio-Ashley and the awards were presented by Christian Estevez, LAN’s President Emeritus and Cuqui Rivera, Criminal Justice Reform Chair.
Major Platinum Sponsors were:
Vicepresident Dennis G. Trainor and Director Franceline Ehret of the Communications Workers of America, District 12 (CWA); Community Affairs & Resource Center (CARC) Fair Share Housing Center; the SEIU New Jersey State Council; The Latino Action Network Foundation (LANF); Rutgers AAUP-AFT; and Amerigroup.
New Jersey Policy Perspective; Senator Nellie Pou (LD-35); Patel & Cardenas PC; Senator Joseph Vitale, Speaker Craig J. Coughlin and Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez of the (LD-19); Latina Civic Action; and Justice Gary S. Stein of the Public Interest Center at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden; Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Ruiz; and New Jersey Citizen Action.
Silver sponsors were:
Make the Road New Jersey; Assemblyman Anthony S. Verreli; Maya Robles of MAR Bookkeeping; Marcela Lenox of the Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs; Ironbound Community Corporation; Planned Parenthood and New Jersey LCV
The Latino Action Network is a grassroots organization composed of individuals and organizations that are committed to engaging in collective action at the local, state and national levels in order to advance the equitable inclusion of the diverse Latino communities in all aspects of United States society. This event is hosted by the Latino Action Network (LAN C-4) in collaboration with the Latino Action Network Foundation(LANF C-3), a non-profit, charitable organization.